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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 09, 2011


Above Grade: On the High Line

FEATURED THIS WEEK : PHILLIP LOPATE

Above Grade: On the High Line

The latest phase of New York City's High Line opened this summer, and a narrative history of the park is being published this month. Here native New Yorker Phillip Lopate traces the pre-history of the project, and ponders the inevitable preservation conundrum: will its "present magic" survive the real estate development that its success is sure to inspire? Will future visitors to the elevated park find themselves "trapped in a canyon of spanking new high-rise condos"?
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REINHOLD MARTIN

Occupy: What Architecture Can Do

When a thousand demonstrators gathered in Lower Manhattan on September 17 to protest rising economic inequality in the United States, few predicted that within weeks the Occupy movement would spread across the country and around the world. Here Reinhold Martin explores how architects might participate, in the provision of shelter on the protest sites, and beyond. "Is it not time," he asks, "to refuse the so-called common sense of privatization and financialization, and to construct new processes, strategies or institutions — rather than ever more refined forms of indenture — dedicated to the common provision of shelter?"
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Curating Race Curating Space Symposium November 12

The symposium aims to solidify the role theory, literary imagination and visual culture can play in architectural production. It will be followed by a launch party for CriticalProductive, a new biannual peer-reviewed academic journal.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Mapping Spectral Traces Symposium Planned for October 2012

An international network of researchers and creative practitioners work with and in traumatized communities and contested lands to map unacknowledged histories.

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ADAM HARRISON LEVY

Urbanized: An Interview with Gary Hustwit

Opening theatrically this weekend in New York, the documentary Urbanized aims to bring new ideas in urban design to a general audience. Adam Harrison Levy sits down with filmmaker Gary Hustwit — whose previous films include Helvetica and Objectified — to talk about urbanist strategies that have richocheted around the world, from Capetown to Bogotá.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2006

Seattle Central Library: Civic Architecture in the Age of Media

In the Seattle Public Library, Rem Koolhaas and OMA work to transform architecture into media interface.
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